Absent from the air for two months, the 35-year-old journalist specializing in rugby became a mother overnight from Monday to Tuesday.
On May 11, Cecile Gres announced on his social networks his last day of work before “a long family break of six months”. Following the revelation of her first pregnancy made on Instagram on January 26 through a simple photo of her, the rounded belly. “I chose to take a long break of six months to take the time to live this new adventure at our own pace”explained the 35-year-old journalist who joined the sports department of France Télévisions in January 2019. “I will watch the Rugby World Cup (among other things) on my sofa, well accompanied. »
The announcement of the birth of her first child was made early Tuesday afternoon during the broadcast of the fourth stage of the Tour de France men’s cyclist live on France.tv. As the peloton left Dax, a town in the Landes region particularly known for its rugby club, Nicolas Geay made a point of talking about Cécile Grès, his colleague specializing in the oval ball. When speaking for the first time in the stage, the journalist covering the Grande Boucle from one of the motorcycles circulating near the riders expressed his good mood at the time. “I have very good news to announce to you, I would like to congratulate on behalf of the sports department our friend Cécile Grès who has been the mother since this night of a little Raphaël. Welcome to him and congratulations to mom and dad. »
According The Team , Cécile Grès should no longer take care of rugby on her return from maternity leave. In addition to its participation in the next France Télévisions scheme for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, our colleagues mentioned the idea of a ” participation in the show “C à vous”» on France 5. “Cécile Grès is leaving the rugby section for other projects within the sports department, in particular giving it more space during major events, replied the press service of the public group. The program management also offered her the opportunity to work on non-sporting projects within the group when she returned from maternity leave. »